Traffic Management Contractors Association

GTM becomes a member of the Traffic Management Contractors Association

GTM is pleased to join the Traffic Management Contractors Association (TMCA) and continue to uphold its services to the highest of standards.

The TMCA and its members are leaders in health, safety, wellbeing, social value, sustainability, innovation and technology for the installation, operation, maintenance and removal of temporary traffic management.

As leaders in the traffic management industry, operating across the UK, GTM is looking forward to being an integral part of the TMCA. As members, the team will work with industry partners tackling industry wide challenges and shaping the future collaboratively to deliver the best service possible for clients and the communities we work in.

Daryl Cheetham, Executive Director, said “It is fantastic to have the opportunity to work with other experts and industry stakeholders to build a sustainable future of our industry and impact the industry in key focus areas. We are proud of our TMCA membership and looking forward to working with other members and partners from the group.”

GTM Women

GTM is celebrating Women in Construction Week

As part of the Network Plus group of companies, GTM is helping put a spotlight on the role of women across the Network Plus Group of companies and showcasing the great variety of jobs they perform, as part of Women in Construction Week. As a group of companies we strive to attract more females into the business. Across our wider teams we’re giving industry insight to school leavers, improving our recruitment, onboarding and providing career development. We recognise the fantastic women we have across the whole group for the great work they do.

 

Placing a focus on this is crucial. Industry data shows women account for only 11% of the construction workforce. This drops to just 1% of operatives on site. We know the UK has the lowest proportion of female engineers (less than 10%) across Europe and this coupled with the major shortage of qualified construction workers forecast presents an opportunity to encourage more women into the sector.

 

Specifically we are enhancing our recruitment processes and procedures, training and support to include:

A full review of our Recruitment and Selection Policy, ensuring transparency, gender neutral job adverts and targeted recruitment

Adding a process for at least one female candidate to be shortlisted for roles to encourage greater diversity

Proactively encouraging female project managers and site based roles through our recruitment processes

The set-up of a “Women in Network Plus” group to identify tangible ways to support each other and encourage more females, especially in operations

A “Women in Leadership” course through Salford University, launching in Spring

Supporting female managers to become mentors via the Women in Utilities network, and complete the Women in Utilities Success programme with Develop Training.

The Network Plus team are also continuing to run a zero tolerance policy on sexism and harassment on operational sites.

 

We are focussed on building an inclusive and supportive culture across Network Plus Group.

 

As we operate at the heart of local communities, a significant area where we can have an impact as a wider business is through our work with schools and colleges. The Network Plus group works with the education sector to help raise awareness of the industry. We share the roles available, the career potential and pathways. Case studies of the journeys of our own team members help attract young talented females into the sector. Our female leaders often deliver school presentations, STEM days and classroom lessons to help bring to life careers in this industry.

 

“It’s crucial that as a business we are diverse and inclusive, reflecting the communities in which we work. For many years the industry has been alive to the challenges faced in terms of future skills shortage and the lack of women in the sector. At Network Plus Group, we already have some fantastic women in the construction and utilities sectors. By building on this talent and proactively providing support to females in the business, we are absolutely doing the right thing. We have exciting plans to build a better future and a more successful industry.” Network Plus Group, which includes GTM.

 

MEN Business Awards

We are thrilled that our group of companies has been shortlisted for the Manchester Evening News Business Awards 2022

GTM and its parent company Network Plus has its headquarters in Greater Manchester and delivers services for many clients within this area of the North West. As a rapidly growing group of companies with a long history of providing crucial services to help keep Manchester’s infrastructure running; our hundreds of team members operating in the area ensure our impact on the local community is positive and alongside our company passion for adding social value we make a real difference.

It is a great honour that our companies have been recognised for the value we add in these prestigious awards which began in 1992 and recognise successful businesses across all sectors.  We are amongst great company as finalists and it is fantastic to see the continued rise of successful businesses across the region. Good luck Network Plus, we are excited to see the results at the awards ceremony which takes on Thursday 7th April at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel. Oxford Street, Manchester.

Stuart Fraser, Joint CEO at Network Plus said “Whilst we serve clients across the UK with essential utility and infrastructure services, Manchester has a special place in our heart. From our UK headquarters, every day we provide support for water, gas and power to 2.7 million people in Greater Manchester. As a major employer, we recognise the huge responsibility we have to look after our people, especially when they are working in often dangerous weather conditions like the recent storms. With a near doubling of turnover in the last 12 months, we know that the future for us is bright but it requires a strong team and family feel to the way we work, which is why we’ve recently announced opportunities for apprentices, graduates and young trainees to join our business from the local area.”

Find out more about our vacancies on the career pages. For more details about the awards visit www.MENBusinessAwards.co.uk

 

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